English | Dzongkha Saturday, July 21, 2018

His Majesty, the Chief Guest at the India’s Republic Day parade

His Majesty the King was the Chief Guest at the India’s Republic Day parade being held at India’s capital city New Delhi, today. This is India’s 64th Republic Day. It was on this day in 1950, when the Constitution of India came into effect, and India became an independent republic. Thereafter, January 26 has been celebrated as the Republic Day of India.

Bird flu detected in Gelephu again

Cases of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 have been detected in Sarpang Dzongkhag. This time it is in Pelrithang in Gelephu and Chuzargang Gewog. The first case was detected about a week ago in Namkhaling.

Kidu Mobile Medical Unit starts operating in Samtse

The Kidu Mobile Medical Unit, initiated by His Majesty the King, in Samtse Dzongkhag has started providing medical services to the needy. The clinic has Bhutanese medical specialists, dentists, a gynaecologist, and health workers.

A winter sports camp for the youth is underway in Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar.

The Election Officials in Thimphu conducted a voters’ education programme, for the residents of the Changjiji housing colony under Thimphu Thromde today.

Is GNH Bhutan’s soft power?

The recent economic crisis- which many economists believe was the world financial crisis ever since the Great Depression of 1930s – had many economists scrambling for answers.

Don’t know who to turn to for help: Bhutanese Students in India

A third year Bhutanese student at the Indian Law Society’s Law College in Pune, was allegedly assaulted on Sunday by some locals. The BSA President who had spoken to BBS after the incident shared that they were not too sure about who they could turn to for help at the time of such events.

Fire in Monggar continues to rage for the third day

(Update): Fire in Monggar continues to rage on for the third day burning hundreds of acres of forest cover. The fire, which began on Friday afternoon in Gyalpoizhing spread across Wamling last night. It crossed Pongchula Lhakhag but the firefighters managed to save the Lhakhang.

Three-month-old boy dies in accident

A three-month-old boy died on the spot when an alto car he was in went off the road yesterday morning. The accident took place at Nangbi in Monggar.

His Majesty's speech at the state banquet hosted by India's President

Your Excellency, President of India,

Your Excellency, Prime Minister,

Respected Dignitaries,


It is with immense joy that I stand here today among great friends in a nation that we all love – and with pride and honor, that I represent Bhutan at the Republic Day of India. On this most auspicious occasion, I bring with me the good wishes and prayers of my father, the Government and People of Bhutan.

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